stretching benefits

5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Stretching

November 26th, 2018

If there’s one thing that you can count on a physical therapist introducing into every session, it’s stretching. Yes, building strength and endurance is important. But whether you’re an athlete, or someone coping with the aches and pains of aging, increasing your flexibility through stretching is crucial. Read on to learn more about some of

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Simple Knee Strengthening Exercises

November 14th, 2017

In my last blog post, I went over my 3 steps to maintaining healthy knees.  In particular, steps 1 and 2  stressed strengthening certain muscle groups, namely the muscles around the knees.  But if you’ve never done this before, it can be difficult to figure out which muscles and specific exercises to start with.  So let’s begin with two great starting points, shall we?

Back To Sports With Physical Therapy

October 20th, 2017

For high level athletes, returning to sport as efficiently and effectively as possible is of the utmost importance.  In Alaine’s case, her elbow and hamstring injury had severely impaired her ability to compete as a world class judo competitor.  But on the recommendation of her brother, also a high level judo competitor as well as a former patient of ours, she got into the clinic right away and, with the guidance of Dr. James, got right back to wor